An airplane pilot shared on social media a note given to his colleague by a passenger on a flight from the U.K. to Spain. The note, written in response to the Germanwings tragedy, went viral soon after it was originally posted to Twitter. Pilot Jai Dillon originally shared the letter, which was addressed to “the pilots of the plane taking me home.”
“In light of the very recent tragedy in the French Alps and the loss of those poor 150 people, I feel the need to reach out to you and extend a compassionate hand,” the note read. “At the end of the day, we are all humans just trying to live this rollercoaster of a life we have been handed. I understand an event so horrific as this one affects those with your responsibility more than others, and maybe sometimes a kind word, random but heartfelt, can make a difference.”
The Germanwings crash, which occurred at the hands of the plane’s co-pilot, Andrea Lubitz, took the lives of all 150 people on board. It was discovered that Lubitz had been suffering from depression and vision issues at the time of the crash, and was deemed unfit to work by his doctor.
“I'm hoping to create a ripple effect and spread some compassion and understanding. Thank you for taking me home,” the author, named Bethanie, continued. “Thank you for doing so safely. Thank you for allowing me to live the life I do in Spain and split my time with my family in England too. You make the excitement I feel now to see my family possible. I hope you get to see your families soon. I've had a wonderful flight and hope you have too. You're making a massive difference and you're the reason I can smile tonight. Take care and spread love, kindest regards, Bethanie.”
Source: Mirror Online / Photo Credit: mirror.co.uk